What if have been asking myself now for a time is the reason why there is no nautilus data source/nautilus data provider?
I suppose I do not get the problem entirely, because otherwise it would have been implemented already. After you installed a fresh system you could simply copy back all files from a backup hard drive and they should show up then when nautilus notifies Zeitgeist about the copying process of the files. The only problem would be that you still have to find a way to inform Zeitgeist about all the files which have already been there after you did a system upgrade instead of a fresh install. What, thus, makes the "dig up the past" option still necessary. Anyway I see one big problem with the "dig up the past" action: a normal user will not know that it exists. And therefore a normal user will still think that search in Ubuntu is broken if using the dash to find certain files. A nautilus data provider would also solve a different problem I recently discovered. Whenever you change the name or location of a file which has already been "indexed" by Zeitgeist, then suddenly the dash won't show it to you anymore. So instead of informing Zeitgeist of the fact that the file has been changed (and this providing Zeitgeist with the new location or the new name of of the file) the file is completely ignored from then on. Try it. Change a name of a file and then search for it in the dash. Even though it had been found before the change, it won't be found after the renaming. I know that there is/was the GtkRecentManager and nautilus GIO plugin. But seemingly it does not work the way that I expected. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Zeitgeist Framework Team, which is subscribed to Zeitgeist Data-Sources. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/646724 Title: not all files show up in files-place Status in Unity: Triaged Status in Unity 2D: Triaged Status in Unity Files Lens: Triaged Status in Zeitgeist Framework: Invalid Status in Zeitgeist Data-Sources: Invalid Status in “unity-lens-files” package in Ubuntu: Triaged Status in “unity-place-files” package in Ubuntu: Triaged Status in “zeitgeist” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Bug description: The Unity interface, with its files-place feature for user access to files/documents etc. is really great. However there is a problem since the search feature relies wholly on zeitgeist (AFAIK), in the zeitgeist is not tracking everything. E.g. in openoffice, I create a new file (or open an existing one) from within openoffice itself. This file does not show up, presumably because openoffice does not (yet) push its activity to zeitgeist. I guess any number of other programs could suffer the same problem. For the average user, this is surely going to be confusing. They will create documents via legitimate means ('New ...' buttons in their applications), and then expect to be able to search for them in the Unity files-place interface. To avoid this confusion I would guess there really needs to be a filesystem watcher on the home dir (or key folders within it) so that zeitgeist is aware of activity caused by non-zeitgeist-aware applications. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/646724/+subscriptions _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp